DFER Acting Exec. Director Lea Crusey’s Statement on Hillary Clinton Campaign Launch

2016 Election

June 13, 2015


Washington, DC – Today, Democrats for Education Reform’s (DFER) Acting Executive Director, Lea Crusey, released the following statement:

“Today on Roosevelt Island, Hillary Clinton came out swinging as she formally kicked off her presidential campaign and reaffirmed her commitment to fighting for a better future for American families. She made a clear and compelling argument for why she is the champion that Americans are looking for.

“The education community has long known Hillary Clinton to be a champion for America’s children. She has a distinguished track record of spearheading progressive reforms to improve education in our country. From her early days in public service and through to her time as Secretary of State, she has repeated a clarion call: our students deserve better; we can and must do better for them.

“As a Democrat, a woman, a new mother, a former teacher, and a life-long advocate for public education – I am eagerly watching this presidential campaign. Education advocates around the country hope Hillary continues to be the bold leader we’ve known her to be, and that she continues to fight to ensure that every child, no matter her or his background, receives a quality education from pre-school through college.”